ARTICLES RELATING TO ALPHA CONDE

SA sends condolences to Guinea

2014-04-03 17:56

South Africa has sent condolences to those in Guinea affected by an Ebola haemorrhagic fever outbreak.

Guinea president decrees new govt

2014-01-21 09:58

Guinea’s president Alpha Conde has issued a decree forming a new government keeping in place his PM and over half the cabinet members, but excluding any opposition figures.

Guinea traders fear looting rampage after vote

2013-10-04 10:08

Along the cracked and muddy road that crosses Madina, the main market in Guinea's capital Conakry, shops are shut because of fear of violence after elections held last Saturday.

Guinea president proud of nation

2013-10-02 20:37

Guinean President Alpha Conde has urged party leaders to accept the results of legislative polls, as security was ramped up in the capital amid fears of violence.

Guinea delays election result

2013-10-02 10:16

Guinea's electoral commission says results from a weekend legislative election could take days longer than expected to publish.

70% of Guinea voter cards distributed

2013-09-26 19:48

Guinea's election commission says 70% of voter cards had been distributed and conditions required for its nationwide polls to be credible were being met.

Pro-govt mob trashes Guinea radio station

2013-08-19 13:20

A radio station in the east of Guinea has been ransacked by pro-government demonstrators for reporting on protests against Presidents Alpha Conde, employees say.

Conde attackers jailed for life

2013-07-13 20:05

A tribunal in Guinea has sentenced two to life imprisonment for trying to assassinate President Alpha Conde in July 2011.

Guinea leader decrees start of campaign

2013-05-30 12:08

Guinea’s president has unilaterally decreed the start of campaigning for a contested legislative election, which has been repeatedly delayed due to opposition complaints.

Guinea: Toll from protest rises to 12

2013-05-28 11:29

At least 12 people have been killed in Guinea during five days of protests over preparations for a legislative election, the government of the West African state says.

Guinea opposition to renew protests

2013-05-14 19:44

Guinean opposition leaders have called for renewed protests next week, accusing President Alpha Conde of sabotaging talks aimed at ending the impasse over the election.

UN worried by 'volatile' Guinea

2013-04-30 09:53

The UN Security Council has expressed concern over “volatile” events in Guinea in the run-up to a bitterly contested election in June.

Guinea eyes mediator for deadly poll row

2013-04-02 18:44

The Guinean government is looking for a mediator to resolve a dispute over arrangements for a delayed parliamentary election that has sparked deadly unrest.

Guinea's Conde meets with campaigners

2013-03-04 21:48

Guinea's President Alpha Conde has met with political representatives and campaigners to try to resolve a conflict that last week led to the death of at least six people.

Guinea opposition pulls out of election

2013-02-25 07:40

A spokesperson for Guinea's opposition says it has withdrawn from the upcoming legislative election set got May 12.

Plane crash kills Guinea army chief

2013-02-11 18:51

A plane carrying a military delegation from Guinea has crashed in the Liberian town of Charlesville, killing the army chief of staff and 10 other people.

Guinea bans protest during FIFA visit

2013-02-06 21:13

Guinea's government has banned a march against an alleged attempt to rig a parliamentary election in May, saying it did not want protesters in the streets during a visit by FIFA chief Sepp Blatter.

Guinea swears in new electoral commission

2012-11-02 10:01

Guinea has sworn in a new electoral commission after an initial boycott by the opposition, which claimed the government had tampered with its list of nominees, says a report.

Guinea's Conde calls for unity, polls

2012-10-02 14:50

Guinean President Alpha Conde has urged the west African nation to unite and allow for long-delayed legislative polls in a speech marking the 54th anniversary of independence.

Malians protest against Islamists

2012-07-04 15:29

Protesters from northern Mali have held a sit-in in Bamako against Islamists who have enforced strict sharia, destroyed ancient shrines and trapped residents with landmines in their region.

Guinea cracks down on corruption

2012-06-03 10:20

Guinean President Alpha Conde has vowed to clear out corrupt officials from ministries and the civil service after revelations of misappropriation of funds.

Guinea cops, protesters clash, 41 hurt

2012-05-11 13:03

At least 41 people were injured in clashes between Guinea police and opposition protesters demanding long-delayed legislative polls, hospital sources say.

Guinea president postpones vote

2012-04-28 12:02

Guinean President Alpha Conde has announced the indefinite postponement of parliamentary elections that were scheduled for July 8 after previous delays, citing "technical problems".

Date set for Guinea's legislative polls

2012-03-02 11:22

Legislative elections in Guinea, delayed for months due to disputes between the ruling party and the opposition, will now take place on July 08, the electoral commission says.

Guinea to lay off 4 000 soldiers

2011-12-30 20:03

Guinea's defence minister has announced that the west African state will lay off some 4 000 troops, in a joint programme undertaken with the help of the UN Development Programme.

 

Guinea turns into a drug hot spot

2014-02-03 12:21

A surge in cocaine trafficking has transformed Guinea into West Africa’s latest drug hot spot, jeopardising President Alpha Conde’s efforts to rebuild state institutions after a military coup.

Guinea assembly selects new leader

2014-01-13 21:17

A lawmaker from the party of Guinea President Alpha Conde has been chosen to lead the new national assembly following highly divisive elections last year.

Guinea opposition exits poll count

2013-10-03 23:06

The Guinea opposition has rejected the first legislative election results and withdrawn from the counting process.

Polls: Accept results, Conde tells party leaders

2013-10-02 14:41

Guinean President Alpha Conde has urged party leaders to accept the results of 28 September legislative polls, as the first nationwide figures are expected.

Guinean polls turn page on years of 'chaos'

2013-09-28 22:08

Guineans have gone to the polls in the first parliamentary elections for more than a decade in the troubled west African nation, after months of delays and a campaign plagued by deadly unrest.

Guinea to elect parliament as tensions simmer

2013-09-26 11:08

Guineans are set to vote in the first parliamentary elections in the troubled west African nation in over a decade, after months of delays and a campaign plagued by deadly unrest.

Guinea deploys troops after ethnic clashes

2013-07-18 12:00

Guinea have sent troops to towns in the southeast in a bid to stem three days of ethnic violence in which at least 54 people have been killed, the government says.

Guinea opposition resume election talks

2013-07-02 17:13

Guinea's opposition parties have resumed negotiations with the government over long-delayed elections, after breaking off talks following an attack on one of their leaders.

Guinea opposition will join delayed polls

2013-05-29 22:39

Guinea's main opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo will take part in parliamentary elections if the date is pushed back several months and the government guarantees a fair vote.

Guinea opposition threatens to block polls

2013-05-21 14:12

Guinea's opposition has threatened to prevent parliamentary elections taking place on June 30 unless the SA company responsible for managing the electoral roll is replaced, its leader says.

Guinea teeters over long-delayed poll

2013-05-01 17:10

Failure by Guinea's politicians to reach agreement for a long-delayed legislative poll is stirring up tribal violence, jeopardising economic gains and raising fears that the military could once again step in.

Guinea opposition object to poll date

2013-04-14 22:41

A Guinean opposition official says there will be a march to protest the president's announcement that elections will be held on 30 June.

Protester shot dead in Guinea

2013-03-05 10:35

At least one person has been killed and six others wounded after Guinea's security forces opened fire in the capital, a rights group says.

Ethnic clashes erupt in Guinea capital

2013-03-01 19:26

Rival gangs have fought with knives and truncheons in Guinea's crumbling seaside capital as ethnic tension worsened before an election in the unstable West African nation.

1 000s in Guinea demand graft-free vote

2013-02-19 07:46

Opposition supporters have held protests across guinea to demand a free and fair parliamentary election, fearing the first such vote in more than a decade will be cheapened by fraud.

Fifa visit: Guinea opposition puts off protest

2013-02-07 12:58

Guinea's opposition says it will postpone a protest march against an alleged bid to rig an upcoming parliamentary election, to allow for a visit by Fifa chief Sepp Blatter.

Guinea political riots, two dead

2012-12-11 18:55

Two people have died and several others have been injured in overnight clashes in Guinea between opposition militants and government supporters.

Guinea's Conde sacks 11 ministers

2012-10-06 13:36

Guinea's President Alpha Conde has sacked 11 of his government ministers in a surprise cabinet reshuffle.

Top Guinea officials fired after protests

2012-08-14 11:21

Guinea's president Alpha Conde has dismissed two high-ranking officials after deadly clashes took place in their cities.

Guinea president vows polls by year-end

2012-07-03 22:21

Guinean President Alpha Conde has promised that much-delayed parliamentary polls would be organised by the end of the year.

Guinea - 60 protesters arrested

2012-05-29 21:42

Guinea's opposition say at least 60 of its supporters were being held by authorities after a protest which turned violent.

Guinea opposition plans national protests

2012-05-08 13:03

Guinean opposition leaders have announced a national protest campaign to demand talks with President Alpha Conde's government on the holding of delayed legislative elections.

Guinea ruling party stoned - 15 hurt

2012-03-18 17:15

At least 15 people were injured when opposition supporters stoned the headquarters of the Guinean ruling party in Conakry.

Guinea: Official charged in stadium massacre

2012-02-09 17:45

A Guinean court has filed charges against a top army officer over the killing of scores of protesters and mass rape of women during a 2009 demonstration against military rule, rights groups say.

4 000 Guinea troops to retire

2011-11-02 20:58

Guinean President Alpha Conde has announced the retirement of over 4 000 soldiers and paramilitary officers, many of whom are long past legal age at which they should have stepped down.

 
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